Granja Don Alvaro | Informal Campsite

El Salvador

Details

Verified:
6 months ago
Altitude:
1059.2 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
No
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

We met the son of the family in town, he is studying tourism and his family owns a farm. He invited us to stay in his fields and said they are planning a camp area. He also plans to ride a motorcycle down the Pan American. It’s a great location, tucked away around the back of the farm in a grassy area up in a hill. The farm recently opened a cafe selling coffee (to drink, maybe beans too), cheese, milk and honey (all farm produced) as well as having young cow feeding times for kids and things like sugar cane crushing.

The bus to and from Juayúa is just 20c and you can catch it outside the farm or head 5 mins up the road to the small town of San Jose de Mojada and catch it from there.

He is happy to have Overlanders stay, he let us use the toilet and shower in the guest building and there is water available too if you need a tank fill (likely clean but not potable). They have electricity you can use but not at the site. You have the choice of where to stay in the fields, we chose the back corner as recommended by him. Some tight-ish corners through the farm but we were in easy enough in a long bed full ton Dodge Ram 3500 + camper. No height clearance issues.

We planned to stay a night and stayed two. Felt very welcome and secure, quiet too. The farm is also guarded at night. Expect an enthusiastic welcome from a pack of dachshunds and you may, like us, spot a quetzal in the trees nearby. A great stop for kids and adults alike. Check out the pictures for a better idea).

We were not charged. I am not sure this will continue forever, who knows. We purchased some cheese and milk etc. Alvaro seems to love travel more than profit :)

Right next to a cell tower for full bars 3G Tigo (10 Mbs)and full bars LTE Claro (41Mbs ... yes, forty one!). Tested by Ookla.

Happy to be adding this first, great friendly hosts. Enjoy!

Directions: Just at the corner into/out of town you will see a bright red shed which is the cafe. The gate into the farm is just beside with two big tractor tires buried into the ground either side of the entrance. (See gate in pics)

Contact: probably best to contact first but they will likely be happy to accommodate you just turning up. Contact Alvaro on:
[email protected]
+503 7860 4197

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Very welcoming place. We managed to get in, two cables had to be lifted but otherwise fine. They didn't charge anything for camping, but we consumed something every day. There are busses passing and it shouldn't be difficult to get to Juayua. We had our ATV out and used that for a trip to Laguna Verde and to Juayua for the 7-cascades hike. It was really a fun place to stay with all the animals around. Almost no traffic during the night, so it was quiet until work started on the farm in the morning.

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Considering that there is a road nearby and so many animals, the night was surprisingly quiet. Friendly welcome. Good for one night.

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Stopped here hoping to meet Alvaro, but apparently he is only usually around on weekends. Spent our first night in El Salvador here after going to the hot waterfall closer to the border and discovering it was closed.

Nice place. A few level spots to park smaller sized rigs. We fit ok in a ford transit. Food was good. Not the best spot to have a dog off leash as there are so many animals, so keep that in mind if traveling with a dog.

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Loved it there ! Spend one night. Very quiet and safe. Access to toilets. Nice view when clear. Parking is free but obviously you want to buy something to make it up. Couldn’t resist and spent over 40$ in two days for pupusas, choripanes, brownie, cheese, cream, milk and beers. Will be back on our way back !

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You are welcome to be here for free!
Jairo is very nice owner.
Place with horses, cows and pigs.
Enjoy!

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un endroit parfait! beaucoup d'espace, vie sur les volcans et bananiers, de la fraîcheur, du calme, de l'eau , des infrastructures a dispo des enfants (balançoires, trampoline) possibilité de donner le biberon aux veaux, traire les vaches, , faire du cheval... des départs de rando notamment aux 7 cascades , contacter Elisabeth whats app +503 6113 7277 , c'est génial. bus qui passe devant pour faire la route des fleurs. toilettes. gratuit!!!! mais il faut consommer soit au restaurant ou acheter des produits de la ferme (fromage, crème, saucisses, viande, miel...). un lieu parfait!

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Very nice place for free, very quiet and friendly, cold at night,
The fresh cheese at 2$5 is so good.
Buy a bit to compense the free park.

Bob en cavale YT & IG

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such a good place here!! Alvaro is so nice. you can do lot of things here, hiking, horse riding, farm visit,... there is a restaurant and coffee also. THE place to go after crossing the border from Guatemala. you can learn a lot about Salvador with Alvaro. And it's for free!! enjoy 😉

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A very beautiful farm with lots of cute animals. We slept here for two nights. Super nice boss who gave us some tips. The toilets are very clean. The place is free, we ate in the restaurant twice, it was very good. Be sure to try the pupusas and chicharrones. It is worth it

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this place is awesome! super beautiful farm with views of a volcano. Antonio (father) and his son Aljandro are more than welcoming. clean toilets and good restaurant. stayed for two day and had a good time with all the animals and did a hike to the waterfalls close by. they can help you organize a guide. free stay, but ate in the restaurant (good pupusas!) and bought some mint and salat from the store. highly recommend, especially for families.

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We loved this spot. Host family is extremely friendly and very interested. The farm provides lot of fun for the whole family, also the guests were very kind. Everybody here seems to be happy to meet overlanding travelers. You can book a hiking tour to the waterfalls, a guide will join you.

Still no charge, but we eat at the restaurant. One of our most favorite sites, quit at night. Highly recommended!

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Such a nice place with all the animals from the farm.
Still free but we bought some honey and cheese.
We didn’t have a shower but clean toilet and they let you take some water to fill up your tank.
4G claro but not so fast.
IG: on.vagabonde

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Amazing place and super friendly people. All as described. Still no charge for staying, so we bought some goods from their store.

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excelente lugar para disfrutar en familia y sobre todo si tienes niños. Es una finca agroecológica, tiene vacas, cerdos, caballos.. y tiene una tienda donde vende sus productos de la granja.
La granja está ubicada a 5 km de Juayua.
Estuvimos 3 noches, solo consumiendo algo ya sea del restaurante o de la granja.
A las 3 a.m. y como a la 1:30 pm sacan del corral a las vacas y puedes ver como las ordeñan.

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We spent one night and this place is wonderful! Perfect spot for relax with kids!
Clean bathroom and shower!
We ve bought honey and eucalyptus honey and they are amazing !!!!! So good ! Cheese is also wonderfull. We ve been to the restaurant and so good ! And please try the brownies ! Best place for relax and eat quality product !
And the owner and his son are son welcoming :)
odyssée et ses 5 aventuriers

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Great spot for spending a quiet night with our children. It’s free but we bought cheese, honey, pineapple, eggs etc. Cute farm with cows, veals, goats, horses, pigs. Very green, nice view on the mountains. We slept like babies. The people were very nice.

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Place was great! Friendly staff/owners, lots of animals around which is great for kids. Calm and safe night! Clean toilets with seats and TP...

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We really enjoyed staying in the farm. There was no fee so we purchased a few bottles of honey for $6.50. The bathrooms are clean and the animals very cute

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Perfect spot for doing Ruta de las Flores. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. Spot is safe for pets and far enough from the road. Quiet at night. Highly recommend

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Fun farm with lots of different animals. They sell their own cheese and honey. Nice people working there, habing good chats. The son of the owner drove us to the supermarked to get food one day. They have the usual breakfast with eggs beans and rice.
There is no shower. Ask if they can leave the water/electricity on at night so the toilets and sink work.
Choose your spot wisely, there are a lot of ants around.

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This farm is a very nice spot to stay a few nights and take a very good breakfast. There a lot of animals and the people are so nice, friendly and helpful. You can PARK FOR FREE AND TAKE WC AND SHOWER!!!
You can go by bus for 0,20$ to Juayua in only 15 min.

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Stayed two nights and enjoyed the calmness even on a weekend.

The farm offers lots of activities for kids like horse back riding, pedal cars, petting goats, playground,.. Families come on weekends and enjoy the cooler then the coast temperatures and eat chicharron (barbecued pork), traditional dishes and snacks from the ladies which set up a food booth or the restaurant.

Alvaro and his dad Jaime are excited to recieve and talk with campers and the first thing Jaime said, you stay for free you are our guests.

Alvaro speaks decent english.

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We met the son of the family in town, he is studying tourism and his family owns a farm. He invited his to stay in his fields and said they are planning a camp area. He also plans to ride a motorcycle down the Pan American. It’s a great location, tucked away around the back of the farm in a grassy area up in a hill. The farm recently opened a cafe selling coffee (to drink, maybe beans too), cheese, milk and honey (all farm produced) as well as having young cow feeding times for kids and things like sugar cane crushing.

The bus to and from Juayúa is just 20c and you can catch it outside the farm or head 5 mins up the road to the small town of San Jose de Mojada and catch it from there.

He is happy to have Overlanders stay, he let us use the toilet and shower in the guest building and there is water available too if you need a tank fill (likely clean but not potable). They have electricity you can use but not at the site. You have the choice if where to stay in the fields, we chose the back corner as recommended by him. Some tight-ish corners through the farm but we were in easy enough in a long bed full ton Dodge Ram 3500 + camper. No height clearance issues.

We planned to stay a night and stayed two. Felt very welcome and secure, quiet too. The farm is also guarded at night. Expect an enthusiastic welcome from a pack of dachshunds and you may, like us, spot a quetzal in the trees nearby. A great stop for kids and adults alike. Check out the pictures for a better idea)

We were not charged. I am not sure this will continue forever, who knows. We purchased some cheese and milk etc. Alvaro seems to love travel more than profit :)

Right next to a cell tower for full bars 3G Tigo (10 Mbs)and full bars LTE Claro (41Mbs ... yes, forty one!). Tested by Ookla.

Happy to be adding this first, great friendly hosts. Enjoy!

Directions: Just at the corner into / out of town you will see a bright red shed which is the cafe. The gate into the farm is just beside with two big tractor tires buried into the ground either side of the entrance. (See gate in pics)

Contact: probably best to contact first but they will likely be happy to accommodate you just turning up. Contact Alvaro on:
[email protected]
+503 7860 4197

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